So randomly my gnome-mixer-applet stops working. It's set to 0 volume and any attempt to change it does nothing. However my music still works through rhtyhmbox. If I try opening the volume control through the applet it tells me "sorry no mixer elements and/or devices found." I tried gstreamer-register as both root and user. No help. I checked my permissions, which were messed up, because I somehow removed myself from all groups except user and optical when I was trying to add myself to the optical group. So i added myself to the audio group (this is the correct group, i checked my udev permissions). So I am only in 3 groups (users, optical, audio), which may be a problem. But i should have access to the mixer. If I login to gnome as root, the applet works fine. Any ideas?
this was a strange problem,
have you tried alsamixer program?
it sounds more like gnome bugs than permission problems,
arch + gentoo + initng + python = enlisy
Yes, alsamixer worked...
I managed to somehow fix this by calling
and then rebooting.
as gst-register fixed this problem once before, but I noticed my .gstreamer/registry.xml didn't contain any info. Real annoying bug.